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Edward Scott Beam CHS
August 8, 1955 - February 4, 2006
Edward Scott Beam, 50, of Eagle Point, died February 4, 2006 of natural causes.
Born in Enterprise, Oregon on August 8, 1955, Ed lived in many places during his life, but called Oregon, and where his family was, his home. He lived in the Rogue Valley much of his life.
After his high school graduation near Corvallis, Ed traveled, traded, and learned about a life of which most people know little.
He settled in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated from Portland Community College with an Associate Degree in Computer Science. He worked for Boeing Aircraft, receiving praise for his sharp mind and ability to be a "quick study". His dream of working there ended when Boeing was forced into a lay-off mode.
His life after Boeing was filled with computers, Computer Tech Support jobs, friends, family, and the dream of the perfect job.
Ed was a jeweler, a musician, a collector, a magician, a jokester, a remote-control airplane pilot, a model airplane builder, a person capable of fixing almost anything, a friend to the friendless.
Ed is survived by his father, Kenneth Joseph Beam, Medford; his brother, Joseph William Beam, Austin, Texas; his sister, Jackie Gramcko, Medford; his two nieces, Laura Herman, Phoenix, OR, and Casey Gramcko, San Francisco; his nephew, Michael Beam, New York; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Ruth Beam.
Ed was a devout Christian, finding peace in the thought of total acceptance by God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
Kevin Michael Beatty CHS
May 9, 1955 -April 24, 1976
Mike Beatty 20 died at his home of apparent accidental asphyxiation.
James M. Brown, Benton County district attorney, said today that he has ruled out both suicide and homicide and said that Beatty apparently breathed toxic fumes while cleaning some diving equipment. The source of the fumes has not been determined.
Marla Beanblossom Delwisch CHS
January 28, 2015
It is with a sad heart that Meghan and Erin have to announce that our Mother, Marla, passed away January 28, 2015 from breast cancer. The world has been granted another angel. She was a strong woman and will never be forgotten. There will not be a service as it was not what she wanted. If you would like to contribute in any way, we ask that you make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in her name. We thank you all for your thoughts and prayers that have been given to us in this time.
Debra Jean Berg December 3, 2007 CHS
Jeffrey Scott Burton CVHS
February 3, 1955 - September 14,1999
Jeffrey Scott Burton, 44, of Corvallis died of natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Albany General Hospital.
He was born in Salem, the son of Robert D Burton and Dawn M Pierce Burton. He graduated from Crescent Valley High School where he lettered in football and baseball.
He graduated from Oregon State University in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. He started working at the age 13, when his family bought the Burton Family Restaurant, now known as Burtons Sunnybrook Restaurant. He was a fixture in the restaurant and joined his parents in operating and managing the restaurant in 1984. He also raised and bred registered cattle and was an avid sport fan, especially a fan of the Beavers. He valued the people he met and knew.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Dawn of Corvallis, brothers, Michael and Steven Burton, sister, Robyn Elder, grandparents, Elwin and Bernice Peirce and Evelyn Faria, five nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and friends.
Charles Carmien CHS
July 28, 1955 - October 2, 2001
Charles "Chuck" Carmien of Gresham died Tuesday of cancer. He was 46.
Mr. Carmien was born on July 28, 1955, in Elkhart, Ind., to James and Shirley Carmien.
He attended Oregon State University and Central Oregon Community College.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1973-1977.
Mr. Carmien worked as a construction inspector for Carlson Testing, Inc. He lived in Bend from 1981-1987.
He enjoyed spending time with his nephew and niece.
Survivors include his father and mother of Bend; and one sister, Cathy Russell of Newport.
Jane Cole CHS
March 3, 1955 - July 31, 1971
Jane Marie Cole, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cole, died at the University of Oregon Medical School hospital Saturday morning. She was born March 3, 1955 at Corvallis and had attended Garfield School, Highland View Jr High and had finished her first year at Corvallis High School.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and active in 4-H work.
Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Paul, 18, and John 13: two sisters, Linda, 19 and Susan, 14 all at home; grandparents Mrs. Agnes Cole of Corvallis and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Juranek of Oregon City, and several aunts and uncles.
Nancy Converse Roe CVHS
November 6, 1955 - March 15, 1986
Nancy C Converse Roe died of cancer Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 30.
Mrs. Roe was born to Richard and Leona Reukema Converse on Nov 6, 1955 in Stillwater, Okla. Her family moved to Beltsville, MD when she was an infant then to Corvallis in 1967.
She attended Highland View Jr High and was a member of Crescent Valley High Schools first graduating class of 1973.
Mrs. Roe graduated from Oregon State University with a liberal arts degree in 1978 and married Jim Roe on June 24, 1978.
After working as a waitress at Burton's from 1974 to 1978, Mrs. Roe worked as a cashier at the OSU bookstore in 1979 and 1980 and was a clerical assistant in the Agriculture Economics department at OSU from 1980-1982.
She was a member of the Northwest Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jim of Corvallis, two sons, Jimmy and Frank both of Corvallis a daughter Heather of Corvallis, two brothers Paul Converse of Redmond and Frank Converse of Eugene and her parents Richard and Leona Converse of Corvallis.
Rebecca Cutting CHS
March 16, 1955 - July 29, 1988
Rebecca, Becky Lynn Cutting, 33 of Corvallis died of cancer Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Corvallis on March 16, 1955 to George and Blanche Gover Cutting she was raised here and graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973.
She graduated from Western Oregon State College in Monmouth in 1977 with a degree in secondary education.
Her first teaching position was at a junior high school in Galveston Texas. She taught in Texas for a year and then returned to Oregon where she taught in Klamath Falls for three years. She returned to Corvallis in 1983.
For the past five years she was self-employed as a seamstress.
Miss Cutting served on the local Rainbow board for the past five years and had been past state deputy of Rainbow. She was also a member and worthy matron of the St Mary's Order of the Eastern Star in Corvallis.
She is survived by her parents George and Blanche Cutting of Corvallis and a brother and sister in law. Geary and Brenda Cutting of Independence.
Lani Daline CHS
January 28, 1955 -November 7, 1985
Lani Deanne (Daline) Younger, 30 died Wednesday Nov 7, 1985 at Good Samaritan Hosptial in Corvallis after a brief bout with breast cancer.
Mrs. Younger was born Jan 28, 1955 in Portland and lived with her parents in Woodburn before moving to Corvallis. She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973 and attended Linn Benton Community College.
On May 19, 1979 she married Rob Younger and the family moved to Sweet Home in 1980. For the past year and a half Mrs. Younger was an employee of the First Interstate Bank. She also managed the Kingwood apartments and worked as a waitress at the Skyline Inn in that city.
Surviving are her husband, a son David Allen Younger and a daughter Melissa Amber Younger, all of Sweet Home, her Parents Glenn and Helen Daline of Corvallis, two brothers Bret Daline of Bremerton, WA and Mark Daline of Eugene and a sister Tamara Daline of Concord, CA. Another sister, Dana Daline preceded her in death.
Frank Alexander Felix II CVHS
February 13, 2017
Stephen M. Fulton CVHS
June 13, 1955 - September 22, 2015
Stephen M. Fulton, M.D. passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife on September 22, 2015. Steve was born in Coos Bay, OR on June 13,1955. He is survived by his wife, Tracy; his daughters, Rachel, Kaylan, Dara, and Morgan; his identical twin brother, Scott Fulton and his wife Louise; and by his older brother, Lindsay Fulton. He is also survived by his niece, Abbie Fulton, who he was proud to have as a student and protege. Abbie's entrance into Medical school held a special place in Steve's heart. Steve graduated from Crescent Valley HS in Corvallis, OR where he was an exceptional student and a star basketball player. He graduated with a BS from Stanford University and earned his M.D. degree at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. Steve taught as a professor of biology at Saint Martin's University for 27 years and he felt honored to be a part of the Saint Martin's community. Steve's students were his inspiration and joy in this life. His work as a professor touched the lives of many and the memories of his students became a beautiful part of his soul. Steve was a wonderful man who found happiness in being with the people he loved. Golf with his brothers, long conversations with his friends, his passion for football and the simple pleasure of holding his wife's hand were the things in life that brought him joy. Many health care professionals worked as a team to help Steve enjoy the last two years of his life. and the family would like to express their gratitude to Steve's medical for their professionalism and endearing compassion. Heart disease was the cause of death. Any donations or volunteer service in remembrance of Steve Fulton should be contributed to Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice.
Marshall Gibson CVHS
February 21, 1955 - June 17, 1978
Services for Marshall E Gibson, 23 stationed in the Navy at Bremerton, Wash will be in Corvallis at 1pm Tuesday at the First United Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Crystal Lake Cemetery.
Medical Corpsman Gibson drowned Saturday while scuba diving in waters off Port Angeles, Wash. His body wasn't recovered until Monday afternoon.
The son of F. Leonard and Nuleen G Knight Gibson, h was born Feb 21, 1955, in Berkeley Calif, where he lived until he was six years old. The family then moved to Toledo and four years later to Corvallis.
Corpsman Gibson attended Jefferson and Wilson grammar schools and Highland Intermediate School. In 1973 he graduated from Crescent Valley High School.
He was an Eagle Scout and member of Boy Scout Troop. He also was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
In September 1975 he joined the Navy and was stationed at Bremerton as a medical corpsman 3.C in the Navy Hospital.
Besides his parents, Corpsman Gibson is survived by two brothers, Kevin and Todd and two sisters, Laurie and Jennifer, all at home, his grandparents Emma Bender of El Cerrito, Calif, Newell Knight of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mr and Mrs Marshall Gibson of Rohnert Park, California.
Ron Hackett CHS
December 30, 1954 — May 7, 2018
Ronald Dee Hackett was born on December 30, 1954 to Roland Merle and Della Darlene Hackett
He died on May 7, 2018 at his Las Vegas home. Ronald lived and worked in Albany for 32 years.
Ron went to Haxton Grade School until 1969 when the family moved to Enumclaw, Washington.
Ron moved to Corvallis in 1971 where he attended Corvallis High School, graduating in the class of 1973. He continued his education at Oregon State University and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Engineering Technology in 1985.
He was part owner of Wild West Seed in Albany for 20 years, retiring in August of 2017.
He is survived by his girlfriend, Keonna Owens; sisters, Ronda Hackett-Bullis (Terry) of Corvallis, Ranel Hackett (Lisa Walker) of Albany; and nieces Karlie Bullis and Phoenix Walker-Carraher.
He leaves fun memories and cherished moments with a host of family and friends.
Ronald was preceded in death by parents, Roland and Darlene Hackett; and grandparents, Cecil and Lenore Salvador and William and Grace Hackett.
Douglas Hahn CHS
January 21, 1955 - March 13, 1979
Services for Douglas R Hahn 24, a graduate of Corvallis High School and Oregon State University will be held at 10:30 am Saturday at McHenry Funeral Home Private Services will follow at Mount Crest Abbey in Salem.
Mr. Hahn died Tuesday at the home of his mother in Corvallis.
He was married to Johnyne Donnelly in March 1978 in Portland. The couple lived briefly in Los Angeles Calif and then moved to 9405 S.W. Downing in Beaverton. Mr Hahn was employed by Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co.
He was born Jan 21, 1955 to William G and Frances Hahn in Los Angeles. He attended elementary and junior high school in Tempe Ariz and graduated from Corvallis High School. He majored in marketing at OSU and graduated with honors in June 1978.
Mr Hahn was a member of Kiwanis International the Elks Lodge, Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity and Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity.
Survivors are his wife, Johnyne of Beaverton, his mother Frances E Hahn, one sister Elizabeth Ann Hahn and his grandmother, Effie B Dorris, all of Corvallis.
Kent Hardin CHS
November 11, 1954 - May 27, 2011
Kent Eugene Hardin passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, at home in Eugene, with his family by his side, after a long battle with cancer.
Kent was born on Nov. 11, 1954, in Yakima, Wash., to Edward and Eldorra Hardin. The family moved to Corvallis in 1957, where Kent attended school. Kent was active in all sports, including football, basketball and track, at both Western View Middle School and Corvallis High School. He graduated from CHS in 1973.
He then attended the University of Oregon for one year before moving back to Corvallis, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Oregon State University. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After graduation, Kent worked as an accountant for two different companies in Portland.
He then moved to Eugene and worked in Grants and Contracts at U of O. His last position at U of O was as an assistant director of administration in the Institute of Molecular Biology.
On May 6, 1989, Kent married Kristen Gass of Eugene. Their son, Samual Edward Hardin, was born on Sept. 20, 1991. Kent coached Samual's Kid Sports teams of football, basketball and baseball for more than 10 years. What Kent enjoyed most in life was spending time with his son Samual. Kent also enjoyed traveling, gardening, fishing, golfing and watching sports with friends and family.
Kent was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eldorra Hardin. Kent is survived by his loving son, Samual Edward Hardin of Eugene; his sister, Susan Vernice Rugh of Corvallis; and his brother, Scott William Hardin of Corvallis.
Tammi Harrison Cook CVHS
July 30, 1955 - July 29, 2007
Tammi (Harrison) Cook of Eugene died Sunday of cancer at age 51.
She was born July 30, 1955 in California to Ronnie Harrison and Glenda (Dye) Stinette.
She married Ronald Cook in December 1977.
She attended beauty school in Corvallis. She worked at Serenity Lane Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center as a counselor.
Survivors include husband Ronald Cook of Veneta; two sons, Brandon Cook of Veneta and Jack Cook Jr. of Eugene; half-sister Elizabeth Jerome of California; half-brother Brian Swanson of Arizona; and three grandchildren, Jaiden Cook, Jaime Cook and Shalece Amore.
Charles Hayden CHS
September 3, 1953 - August 26, 1978
Charles Curtis Hayden, aged 24, died Saturday morning in a single-car accident near Roseburg.
He had moved from Corvallis just three weeks ago before to work in the woods near Roseburg.
The son of Fred and Dorothy Goodner Hayden, he was born Sept 3, 1953 in Leadville Colo. He was one of triplets one of whom died shortly after birth.
Charles lived most of his life in Corvallis where his family moved in 1958. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973. He was a member of the varsity wrestling team.
He attended OSU for one year and then Umpqua Community College in Roseburg where he also participated in wrestling.
Before moving to Roseburg he was working on a farm in Monroe.
Besides his parents in Corvallis, he is survived by his triplet brother, Carol O and older brother Fred A, a sister Mary M Hayden all of Corvallis and his grandmother, Olivia Goodner of Miami Fla.
Liz Hendrix CVHS
February 26, 1955 - July 5, 1978
Elizabeth Carol Hendrix, 23 the daughter of Guy and Evelyene Hendrix of Corvallis died of injuries Wednesday night in a car accident south of Junction City.
She was a senior at OSU and a 1973 graduate of Crescent Valley High School.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are three sisters. Dr Rose Marie Hendirx of Germany, Kathy Hendrix of San Jose Calif and Patty Souvey of Corvallis.
Michael Johnston CVHS
September 21, 1955 - August 27, 1980
Michael A Johnston, 24, formerly of Corvallis and for the past few years of Eugene died Wednesday morning of leukemia at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
He was born Sept 24, 1955 to Gilbert and Bernice Bullard Johnston in Eugene. He received his early schooling in Springfield and moved with his parents to Corvallis in 1969.
Mr. Johnston was a member of the first graduating class of Crescent Valley High School in 1973. While a student he was a member of the school's varsity swimming team.
In 1977 Mr. Johnston earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Oregon, where he was president of the Student Union Activities Board. At the time of his death he was a second year student at the University Of Oregon School Of Law.
As part of the nation's bicentennial celebration in 1976 Mr. Johnston rode his bicycle from Reedsport on the Oregon coast to New York City NY He was a member of the Eugene Area Bicycle Commission.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Johnston who now live in Portland, one brother, Mark a student at the university of Uppsala in Sweden and hi grandmothers, Neta Morgan of Portland and Mabel Johnston of Klamath Falls.
Davis Kessler CHS
Richard Davis Kessler 19, a life-long resident of Corvallis died Thursday evening at a local hospital following an extended illness.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Kessler he was born Jan 31, 1955 in Corvallis.
An accomplished bass trombone player and an honor roll student throughout his schooling Kessler began playing the trombone in the sixth grade at Lincoln School. For three years he played with both the Concert and Stage Bands at Western View Junior High School. He played for three years with the Concert Band and the Blue Tones Stage Band at Corvallis High School. He was co-director of the Corvallis High School Pep Band during his senior year. Also during his senior year he was a member of the Oregon State University Jazz Ensemble. During his freshman year at Oregon State University until forced to stop playing due to his illness he played with the Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble.
Kessler was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church. He was an avid skier and golfer. He worked for three summers at his uncle's dairy farm near Inavale.
Kessler is survived by his parents, his sister Anne Marie of Eugene, his grandmother Mrs. Leslie Davis of Corvallis and his uncle Leighton Davis of Corvallis.
Karin Langersted Cochran CHS
January 7, 2015
Cause of death pancreatic cancer
Diane Kaye Mager Povis CVHS
November 14, 1955 - November 16, 2008
Diane Povis, 53, of North Albany, left us to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 16. Diane was the daughter of Shirley and Edward Mager, born in the old Corvallis hospital on Nov. 14, 1955. She lived in the Corvallis and Albany area all of her life.
Diane attended Corvallis public schools, graduating from Crescent Valley High School in 1973. She worked various places including Hewlett-Packard and Grant Avenue Baptist Church before attending Linn-Benton Community College, where she received her degree as a legal secretary. She worked for Albany attorney Brian Jackson for 10 years. Diane then found enjoyment working for her favorite Beavers at Oregon State University for a number of years. Even through her battle with her illness, she continued to contribute her smile and enthusiasm with everyone she could, by working as a volunteer at the Albany Hospital gift shop.
Family was number one in Diane's life. She was always the organizer and seeing to others' needs. She loved her church, trips to the coast (especially those day trips with her mother), and finding garage sales. Fishing and camping were tops on her list of fun things to do; rarely would anyone come back from an outing with more fish or more excitement to share.
Diane is survived by her loving husband, Rod Povis of Albany; mother, Shirley Mager of Corvallis; father, Ed Mager of Caldwell, Idaho; sons Brian Mills, Scott Kent and wife Jennifer, and Nick Cotter; sister Sherry Smith; brother Tim Mager; stepdaughters Andrea Ellis and Lauren Cummings; half-brother and sister Bruce Mager and Brenda Mager as well as much her beloved granddaughter, three grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.
All will remember and cherish the perpetual smile Diane shared with everyone, the love of life she had and the strength and determination she possessed to never give up.
William "Bill" Leo McBride CHS
May 4, 1955 - Feb 8, 1976
Services for William "Bill" Leo McBride, 20, who died Sunday in Ketchikan, Alaska, where he had lived for three years, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the McHenry Funeral Home. The Rev. Patrick McNamee of St. Mary's Catholic Church will officiate and burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
The son of John F. McBride and Jeraldine Swearingen, he was born May 4, 1955, in Boise, Idaho. In 1960 he moved to Corvallis and attended public schools. Three years ago Mr. McBride moved to Alaska and worked in Ketchikan as a grocery clerk. He was a member of the Retail Clerks Union there.
Survivors are his parents, john F. McBride of Ketchikan and Jeraldine Swearington of Corvallis; five brothers, Dwight of Portland and Douglas, Keith, Dean and Scott of Corvallis; two sisters, Jacqueline Twiss of Redmond and Sandra Mills of Corvallis; his grandparents, Mrs. Twilla Swearinger of Veneta and Mr. and Mrs. Francis McBride of Wadena, Minn.
Daniel Jay McGarry CHS
September 25, 2013
Daniel was born on June 11, 1955 and passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from cancer of the esophagus.
Daniel was a resident of Philomath, Oregon.
Laurie Mills Howard CHS
Jul 8, 1955 - Oct 12, 2010
Craig Palmer CHS
March 12, 1955 - June 20, 1974
Barbara Park Hall CVHS
September 28, 2016
We with deep sadness have to inform everyone that our mom passed away September 28, 2016. She fell asleep while in a tub and drowned, and didn't suffer. We were celebrating our birthdays with loved ones at a beautiful lodge.
Bill Rector CHS
Kathy Register Miller CHS
Kathy R. Miller 28, died of natural causes Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
She was born Dec 15, 1954 in Albany to William and Ruth Torgeson Register. The family moved to Corvallis, where she attended public schools. She was graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973.
On Nov 23, 1973 she married Terry Miller in Reno, Nev. They lived in Corvallis.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Bryce, a daughter Ruth Ann both of Corvallis, one brother, Gary Register of Bend and a sister Peggy Register of Corvallis.
The family asks that memorials be sent to the Benton County Unit of the Oregon Heart Association. These may be sent to McHenry Funeral Home
Terri Reich-Updergraff CHS
Feb. 25, 1955 - Dec. 7, 2001
Terri Ann Reich-Updegraff of Springfield died Dec. 7, 2001 at the age of 46. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.
Reich-Updegraff was born Feb. 25, 1955, in Corvallis to Norman and Darline Woods Reich.
She graduated from nursing school and worked as a licensed vocational nurse and certified nurse's aide for God Neighbor Care Center in Springfield.
Her interests included arts and crafts, creative writing, cooking and gardening. She enjoyed listening to music. Reich-Updegraff especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She married Dave Updegraff on April 15, 2001.
Survivors include her husband; her stepfather, Steve Poindexter of Philomath; two sons, Sean Bronson of Arizona and Elliott Crossley of Springfield; a daughter, Angie Shelter of Idaho; a brother, Tim Reich of Eugene; three sisters, Tami McVein of Eugene, Tina Freeman of Lebanon and Lisa McDonald of Philomath; and three grandchildren.
Bob Schoen CHS
June 21, 1954 - August 19, 1974
Pvt Robert L Schoen, 20 along with his wife Margaret, was shot to death Monday at their home in Beaufort, S.C.
Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Marine Corps.
The son of Maynard and Peggy Varner Schoen he was born June 21, 1954 at Ft Bragg N.C. As a small boy he moved to Albany where he attended the first grade, after which the family moved to Corvallis and he attended grade school, Western View Jr High and Corvallis High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marines on January 24, 1974 and received his basic training at San Diego and had been stationed at the Beaufort Naval Air Station. Beaufort, S.C.
He was married to Margaret Brown on August 11, 1973 at Beaufort. He is survived by his step-father and mother Mr and Mrs Mervin Thompson of Corvallis, his father, Maynard L. Schoen of Yuma, Arizona a brother Kurt L of Corvallis and Mrs. E.R. Clark of Modesto Ca.
Susan Diane Shay CHS
July 6, 2015
Shay, Susan Diane 60 Mar. 20, 1955 July 06, 2015 At age 60, Susan Shay passed away unexpectedly at home. She is survived by her mother, Jean Shay; siblings, Peggy Prasad, Linda Katz, Mike Shay, Betsy Brinkley and Jennifer Jordan; and many nieces and nephews. She had a long career in the apparel and home decor industries where she was loved for her creativity, skill and bright spirit. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Leedy Grange Hall.
Kim Paul Sivetz CVHS
November 22, 1954 - February 15, 2006
Kim was born in Orange, N.J. He and his family lived in Houston, Texas, Marin County, Calif., Managua, Nicaragua, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and traveled in 12 countries in Europe in 1961. Later the family lived in Tulsa, Okla., and arrived in Corvallis in 1969.
Kim attended Cheldelin and Crescent Valley schools, were he was on the wrestling team. After graduation he attended ITT in Phoenix, Ariz. Eventually he decided to work in the building trades in and around Corvallis. He had done work on probably 200 homes, doing painting, roofing and siding for more than 15 years. He loved woodworking, renovation of home interiors, which he did in a most professional manner. Since 1990 Kim worked with his dad in the coffee business.
Kim was a most loving and loveable person. He had many friends all over the world. His keen sense of humor and kindness will be missed very much by his friends and family: parents Mike and Jane, sister Lynn and husband Walter Wehrmann and nieces Andrea and Valerie of Jacksonville, Fla., sister Martha and husband Roman Baltram, and brother Andrew of Corvallis, and companion Pandora Leazer of Albany.
In spite of the burdens he had carried, in recent years he had improved his personal life. Kim is now truly resting in peace.
Rebecca Jean "Reb" Slighter Mixon CHS
Nov 28, 1954 - Nov 29, 2012
Rebecca Jean "Reb" Mixon was born Nov. 28, 1954, in the City of Amori Ken, Empire of Japan.
She passed away peacefully at her home, north of Watson, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, George W. Mixon; daughter, Tamica Michelle "Tami" Southern of Austin, Texas; parents, Al and Kay Slighter of Greeley, Colo.; sister, Patti Jo Slighter of Decatur, Ga.; and brothers, Tom and Bonnie Slighter of Snohomish, Wash., and Tim and Diana Slighter of Portland, Ore.
She was a very special person, loved by all who knew her. Reb will be greatly missed by her husband and daughter, family and friends, and her two loyal companions, (her horses) Son and Chief. She donated her body to science, and a special memorial will be held for her by family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tangi Humane Society.
C.V. Bo Smith CHS
October 28, 1954 - November 10, 2007
C. V. "Bo" Smith of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Nov. 10 of melanoma. He was 53. A celebration of his life gathering was held in Hilton Head.
Smith was born on Oct. 28, 1954, in Corvallis to Howard and Joyce Smith. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973 and attended Oregon State University, where he earned a degree in political science and history.
In 1987, he married Lana Galloway in Bogalusa, La.
Smith began his 30-year lumber and millwork career with Crown Zellerbach, and held sales and management positions in Washington, Louisiana, Oregon, California and Idaho. He then joined the Duke City Lumber in Albuquerque, N. M., before landing a post as general manager of Wisconsin-based Glen Oak Lumber and Milling in 1992. Smith was promoted to president of Glen Oak in 1997, a position he held until his death.
Smith is survived by his wife, Lana; a son, Rex, and a daughter, Carly, all of Hilton Head Island; his mother, Joyce of Corvallis; a brother, Dan of Springfield; and three sisters, Jane Hackett of Pittsburgh, Pa., Betsy Lake of Lake Oswego and Janet Cathcart of Tualatin.
In addition to following his children's activities, he was an outdoorsman, avid golfer, mentor and friend to many.
Steven Soule CHS
Feb. 7, 1956 — June 9, 2017
Steve was born in the Territory of Alaska, February 7, 1956, the first child of B. Linn Soule and Donna Brokken. An early talker, he never stopped. At 18 months and already bilingual, he translated for his parents during their one year residence in Germany. Later, in Ohio, he skipped second grade. In 1966, the family moved to Corvallis, where Steve was an Honor Society member, a 1973 State of Oregon Scholar, and finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program before graduating from Corvallis High School in 1973.
He did very well at Stanford University and won intramural championships in golf, free throws, and ultimate Frisbee. With friends, he painted houses every summer, and participated in a big brother program. He loved his time at Stanford, especially his three months in the overseas program in Florence, Italy.
He said the best thing he ever did was to marry Marlene K. Lamp, MD, who shared his passions for sports, travel and just being outdoors. They met while they were both students at the University of Michigan Medical School in 1980. Both Steve and Marlene worked as emergency physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. On June 20, 1987, they married and moved to Los Angeles, where Steve completed a residency in Anesthesiology at UCLA. Erik was born in 1988 and Olivia arrived in 1990. Steve became board certified in Anesthesiology and the family moved to Ventura, CA in 1991. Steve spent the next 25 years working at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. He was active in physician leadership, serving as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia, and ultimately the President of the entire Medical Staff. After his liver transplant on February 1, 2016, he began to recover amazingly well; golfing and snow skiing within three months and later learning to wakeboard. On September 11, he ran the Ventura Half Marathon. He felt better than he had in 16 years, but two weeks later he was stricken with widespread bile duct cancer. This was treated with chemotherapy, which gave him several months of remission.
Over the years the family travelled widely, attending annual Lamp reunions, hiking, biking and skiing in Europe, visiting the National Parks, and frequently visiting Steamboat Springs, Lake Tahoe and Oregon. Steve did not let his illness slow him down. In his late 50's, working on his "bucket list", Marlene and Steve climbed Half Dome and hiked the Grand Canyon's Bright Angel Trail. As late as early 2017, they took 30 mile bike trips with friend, Dan. Steve knew that his life was coming to an end and in order to make things easier for his family, he made plans for his memorial and wrote most of his own obituary. He always liked to plan ahead.
Steve is survived by his wife, Marlene; daughter Olivia; son Erik; mother Donna Brokken and her husband Ray; father Linn Soule and his wife Patricia; sister Linnelle Brown; brothers Charlie and Matt; many cousins, nieces, nephews; and an aunt and uncle. His celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. May he be lying in green pastures and walking beside still waters.
Everett Lee Still CHS
April 10, 1955 - August 1, 2010
Lee Still, 55, of Albany died at home.
Lee was born in McMinnville to Twila and William Still Sr. He grew up in Corvallis.
He worked 37 years with Harris-Tunison, Heritage Motors, Dick Mullican and BMW of Eugene.
He married Marianne Peterson in 1984.
Survivors include his wife; children, Brandi Schaumburg and Brandon Still; grandchildren, Ryan and Chase; brother, Mike Still; and mother, Twila Still, all of Albany.
Richard Taylor CHS
April 7, 2016
Cause of death was cancer.
William "Woody" Cody Taylor CHS
Feb 1, 1955-Oct 14, 1994
Cody Taylor, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a former Corvallis resident, was shot and killed Friday, October 14 while elk hunting near Naples, Idaho. He was 38.
He was born in Seattle, Wash., the son of Marvin, Sr., and Anne Hollister Taylor of Coeur d’Alene. He was raised in Corvallis. He lettered in five sports in high school. He also played football for Coeur d’Alene but music was his love. He had his own band and played in Idaho, Canada and the Northwest. He owned his own recording studio and has owned music stores in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and in Toledo and Newport. He was also a radio announcer and real estate broker.
He married Pam Hanus while in college and later was married to Rose Altsuler Taylor of Coeur d’Alene for 14 years.
He is survived by his parents, Marvin and Anne Taylor of Coeur D’Alene; stepsons Jason and Jesse Altsuler of Oregon; daughters Jeny Taylor of Eugene and Jesse Taylor of Zenia, Calif; brother “Tex” Taylor and sister Patricia Pederson; a step-brother, Daniel Taylor of Spirit Lake, Idaho; and one grandson.
Memorials may be sent to 620 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 or to TESH Industries in care of English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Patty Tortoro Doerner CHS
May 27, 1955 - October 16, 2010
Patricia Ann Doerner of Corvallis passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 16, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She was 55.
Patricia was born in Corvallis to Eugene and Opal Koetz Tortora. She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1973, and attended Linn-Benton Community College.
She married Manfred Doerner on March 25, 1985, in Albany. Their only child, Rudolph, was born in 1988.
Patricia was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She enjoyed needlework and Sudoku puzzles.
She is survived by her husband, Manfred; son, Rudolph; siblings Robert Tortora, Mary Martens and Georgette Tortora; and nephew, Thomas Martens.
Sandy Trimble Bagar CVHS
June 28, 1955 - January 28, 1989
Sandy Trimble Bagar 33 died Sunday in San Jose as the result of a car accident.
She was born June 29, 1955 to Lyle and Arcia Trimble in Corvallis.
In 1973 she graduated from Crescent Valley High School and attended San Jose State University where she received her teaching credentials and bachelor's degree in French in 1977. In 1987 she received a master's degree in French from San Jose State University.
She taught French at Harker Academy for Boys and Girls in San Jose.
On July 20, 1980 she married Wally Bagar.
Survivors include her husband Wally of San Jose, her parents Lyle and Arcia of Corvallis and two brothers, Doug of Livermore CA and Ted of New York City.
Stan Vandyke CHS
July 5, 1955 - January 6, 2016
Whoever brings the spirit of laughter into a room is truly blessed, and that was Stan. He will always be remembered for his humor and the happiness he brought to others.
Stan loved the Lord and the friendships he made through the church. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids, and our good friends Bud & Sue Richmond. His other love was his job as a self-employed truck driver. But, he often said he wasn't a big fan of his boss.
Stan is survived by his wife, Carolyn Van Dyke; and his six children: Sid Van Dyke, Jeremy Smith, Deanna Lea, Ashley Smith, Michael Van Dyke and Lawson Smith. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Frieda Lanting, Pete Van Dyke, George Van Dyke, Anna De Vries and Agnes Hoiseth.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 30, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Morning Star Community Church, 4775 27th Avenue SE, Salem. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Morning Star Community Church Missions or the Wounded Warriors Project
. Assisting is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting www.vtgolden.com
Remember me with smiles and laughter! That is exactly what my family will be doing.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 24, 2016
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 24, 2016